mardi 1 août 2017

Wi-Fi chip vulnerability affects one billion Android and iOS devices

Millions of smartphones around the world could have been affected by a Wi-Fi security flaw, security researchers have claimed. Broadcom's mobile Wi-Fi chips hid a vulnerability on them which could have allowed malicious actors to potentially attack a billion Android or iOS devices. Fortunately, the vulnerability, which was demonstrated at the recently held Black Hat conference by security researcher Nitay Artenstein, has now been patched. Artenstein developed malicious code which he could transmit through the air, probing nearby devices. Once a device with the BCM43xx family Wi-Fi chipset was found, the code could rewrite the firmware that controls the chip, allowing… [Continue Reading]

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